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Helfers, Magiera Are Fair Royalty

Published: Friday, July 14, 2017

Lacey Helfers and Hunter Magiera are reigning over 4-H activities this week at the Kosciusko County 4-H Fair in Warsaw. The new queen and king were crowned last Thursday during the annual 4-H fashion revue.

Also at that event, the Kosciusko County 4-H Fair honored The Farmer's Exchange as a "Friend of 4-H."

The new queen is the daughter of Jeff and Michelle Helfers. She is a member of the Milford Helping Hands 4-H club and the Kosciusko County 4-H junior leaders. She will be a senior this fall at Wawasee High School.

Magiera is the son of Brent Sabin and Ranee Tom. He is a 10-year 4-H member and a member of the Milford Helping Hands club. He graduated this spring from Wawasee High School and will be attending Purdue University this fall, majoring in agriculture systems management.

Also crowned was 4-H princess Valerie Messmore. She is the daughter of Brent and Renea Messmore and is completing her eighth year in 4-H. She will be a junior at Warsaw Community High School.

The Exchange, also known as "Michiana's Popular Farm Paper," received the Business Award for its role in promoting and supporting the 4-H program in Kosciusko County.

Also honored with a "Friend of 4-H" award for individuals was Kelly Heckaman, who is the county Extension director and agriculture educator. She was cited for growing the dairy lease program from eight members to 55 members in just three years.

In the senior fashion revue, Rebekah Richardson was awarded the grand champion ribbon for her entry in the dressup wear division. Madison Haines was named reserve champion and the winner in the casual wear.

In the junior revue, Erin Rivich was the grand champion and winner in Level B. Noah Richardson claimed reserve champion honors. Jucinda Wilson was the Level A winner.

In advanced consumer clothing, Madelyn Zimmerman won grand champion and Morgan Smith took reserve champion honors.

Cameron Zimmerman was the intermediate champion, and Allison Heinrich was the reserve champion.

In beginning consumer clothing, Jasmine Fuller was awarded the grand champion ribbon, while Kennedy Polk won reserve champion.

In wearable art, the winners were Emerson Krull, Level A, and Allison Heinrich, Level C.

In other awards, 4-H Council scholarships were presented to Scott Hesser, Elizabeth Zorn, Hunter Magiera, Ashley Beer and Morgan Keirn. Hesser and Zorn also received Indiana 4-H Foundation Scholarships as well as the Anglin/Bishop Scholarship.

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